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Antiques show in Minden

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The biannual Antiques Show & Sale with appraisal clinic is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

The show is in the ballroom on the lower level. Access is available from valet parking on the north side of the CVI.

Martha Williams, owner of Antiques Plus, has organized the show for the last 18 years.

“I thought there was a need for this and I knew a lot of other dealers who thought it was a good idea,” Williams said. “It gives people a venue to sell their items where there may not be one. The only other antiques show is in Reno.”

Featured items include art, Western items, gaming, glassware, toys, books, estate jewelry, gold and coins, furniture, folk art, Native American items and guns and knives.

The show features an appraisal clinic with Tom Bartels where family treasures may be appraised for $5 per item with no limit of items. Appraisals of large items are possible from good photographs.

Bartels is a backup appraiser for the Antique Roadshow who specializes in watches and clocks. Appraisers for collectibles, furniture, jewelry, paper, Western items and textiles will also be available downstairs in the Topaz Room.

“Everybody has something hidden away that they have no idea what it’s worth. People need to be educated,” Williams said. “Don’t be embarrassed if it’s not worth a lot of money. You need to know what your things are worth before you throw them away or give them away.”

Items appraised at less than $10 are free.

Admission is $2 and benefits in part the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra. The first 50 people will receive a free Genoa Carson Valley book donated by Mary Grace Miluck.

For more information, call 782-4951 or